Ireland earns reprieve after bold bond auction cancellation

Investors’ negative view of peripheral eurozone credits could be nearing an inflection point after Thursday’s relief rally. Ireland’s brave cancellation of its next two government bond auctions and Moody’s more benign than expected downgrade of Spain reversed the latest selling wave and left peripheral debt up on the week.

  • 01 Oct 2010

Positive news on Portugal’s budget deficit also contributed to the day’s performance.

"It is a very strong day for the European periphery," said Lars Humble, an executive director on Goldman Sachs’ syndicate desk. "Peripheral spreads are significantly tighter."

Ireland announced that it would not auction debt in October and ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 4,822.01 5 13.56%
2 NatWest Markets 3,741.73 3 10.52%
3 Citi 3,544.03 6 9.97%
4 Goldman Sachs 3,231.80 5 9.09%
5 Barclays 2,461.72 2 6.92%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 8,145.87 7 13.07%
2 Citi 7,659.35 12 12.29%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,559.81 8 12.13%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,147.24 8 9.86%
5 JPMorgan 6,097.01 8 9.78%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 7,351.66 8 10.92%
2 JPMorgan 6,925.07 9 10.28%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 6,342.60 7 9.42%
4 Goldman Sachs 5,890.15 6 8.75%
5 Citi 5,011.57 14 7.44%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 15,413.64 38 9.58%
2 JPMorgan 14,608.06 45 9.08%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,082.56 15 7.51%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,477.72 22 7.13%
5 HSBC 10,810.86 21 6.72%